Alternative Title

The Dallas Fire of 1860

Contributor(s)

Ted Campbell, Tim Binkley

Publication Date

1995

Abstract

In this unpublished work, William R. Farmer (1921-2000), former associate professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, recounts the story of the Dallas Fire of 1860 and the events that followed: the hanging of three innocent African American men and the whipping of many local slaves. Farmer’s work explores the causes of these acts of racial terrorism by presenting and discussing numerous primary resources. Accompanying the book manuscript is a related work: “A Reader for the Study of the Dallas Fire of 1860.” Both documents were created in the late 1990s.

Document Type

Book

Keywords

Dallas, racism, fire, hanging, racial terrorism

Disciplines

African American Studies | African History | Biblical Studies | Community Psychology | Ethics in Religion | Nature and Society Relations | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Public History | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Religious Education | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social History

Notes

Accompanying the main text "Samuel, Patrick and Cato: A History of the Dallas Fire of 1860 and its Tragic Aftermath" is "A Reader for the Study of the Dallas Fire of 1860"

Rights

The collection is open for research use. Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Head of Special Collections of the Bridwell Library. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Source

William R. Farmer papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Language

English

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